Known as the First Feminist of America, the Mexican nun Sor Juana In&ecute;s de la Cruz (1648/51-1695) was a brilliant poet, playwright, and essayist whose persistent defense of the intellectual rights of women brought her increasingly into conflict with church officials. The Answer (1691) is Sor Juana's culminating response to years of attacks. The introduction, bibliography, chronology, and complete Spanish texts of The Answer and nine poems make this volume the indispensable Sor Juana Reader.
|Publisher:||Feminist Press at CUNY, The|
|Series:||A Feminist Press Sourcebook Ser.|
|Edition description:||Bilingual Edition: English & Spanish|
|Product dimensions:||5.75(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.85(d)|
About the Author
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648/51-1695), a Mexican nun, was a brilliant poet, playwright, and essayist whose persistent defense of the intellectual rights of women brought her increasingly into conflict with church officials, who repeated tried to silence her. Sor Juana died by taking care her sister nuns during a plague in April 1695.